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  • Children with cancer being photographed for holiday portraits

    November 18, 2019
    A professional photographer is working with the non-profit organization Flashes of Hope to capture the spirit of pediatric cancer patients at University Hospital.
  • University Health System to break ground on new Women’s and Children’s Hospital

    November 01, 2019
    A line of children and mothers drove the first ceremonial shovels into the sand today, and the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio raised their voices in celebration of the construction of a new hospital — the only one in South Texas dedicated exclusively to the needs of women and children. The Women’s and Children’s Hospital at University Hospital will be a 12-story, state-of-the-art, 300-bed, half-million-square-foot facility with a 900-space patient and visitor parking...
  • Trick or treat with little ghosts and goblins

    October 31, 2019
    Every year our Child Life team organizes a Halloween parade for our pediatric patients. We didn’t want our littlest unicorns and superheroes to miss out on the spooky fun so we brought it to them!
  • Let’s protect our children who walk to school

    October 01, 2019
    Nationwide, more than 40 child pedestrians are hit by cars and killed or injured every day in the United States.
  • HPV vaccine helps prevent cancer

    August 06, 2019
    The HPV vaccine prevents several cancers, but many Bexar County parents aren’t getting it for their kids.
  • Summer camp comes to children at University Hospital

    July 30, 2019
    On day seven of his stay at University Hospital, 16-year old Daniel Navarro almost forgot he was sick. He pulled on a bright green t-shirt emblazoned with the word “campers” and joined a half dozen other pediatric patients building miniature ice cream trucks with Lego building blocks. As part of the hospital’s two-week Camp University Kids, LEGOLAND Discovery Center brought Master Model Builder Kevin Hintz, mascot Bertie and packets of plastic Lego bricks to camp. Daniel,...
  • University Hospital is first in San Antonio to earn highest state designation for maternal-infant care

    June 07, 2019
    Hospital now has Level IV designation for both NICU and Maternal Care.
  • University Hospital children get their Fiesta on with a visit from Rey Feo

    April 19, 2019
    University Hospital’s smallest patients will mingle with Fiesta royalty on Monday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. That’s when this year’s Rey Feo, Fiesta’s popular “ugly king,” will bring the spirit of one of San Antonio’s most popular celebrations to the hospital. He’ll join children building their own small replicas of Fiesta parade floats. Media interested in covering the visit, a highlight of the party season for pediatric patients, will have an...
  • Let’s not have a measles emergency

    April 18, 2019
    University Health System and Bexar County Judge Urge Residents to Keep Immunization Rates High Measles is on the rise globally. Public health emergencies are being declared in U.S. cities. One infected person traveling from New York to Michigan infected almost 40 people. Two recent cases have been confirmed in Bexar County. The vaccine-preventable disease is seeing a resurgence in many parts of the country as a direct result of reduced vaccination rates. The single most effective way to...
  • Want to know how to keep your kids safe?

    March 29, 2019
    Check out Safe Kids Day this Saturday Do your children know how to escape a house fire? Are you sure you have the proper fit for your child’s booster seat? How would you know if your student athlete has a heart problem? Get the answers to those questions and more this Saturday at a fun FREE family event hosted by Safe Kids San Antonio, led by University Health System. Visit more than two dozen booths, join activities and games, compete for free prizes and learn how to prevent...
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